[Neuroscience] Brain Works More Chaotically Than Previously Thought

John Hasenkam via neur-sci%40net.bio.net (by johnh from goawayplease.com)
Sat Apr 19 01:59:13 EST 2008

Brain Works More Chaotically Than Previously Thought


The brain appears to process information more chaotically than has long been 
assumed. This is demonstrated by a new study conducted by scientists at the 
University of Bonn. The passing on of information from neuron to neuron does 
not, they show, occur exclusively at the synapses, i.e. the junctions 
between the nerve cell extensions. Rather, it seems that the neurons release 
their chemical messengers along the entire length of these extensions and, 
in this way, excite the neighbouring cells.

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